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James Alvey was born in 1883 in Nottingham and was the son of the late Charles a lace maker and Mary Ann Alvey née Rall of 63 Union Road, Nottingham. His father Charles was born in 1849 in Nottingham and his mother was born in 1848 in Liverpool, they were married in 1868 in Nottingham and went on to have 12 children, sadly two died in infancy, their surviving children were all born in Nottingham and were William B1868, Charles B1872, Martha B1875, Arthur B1876, Catherine b1879, John b1880, Mary b1881, Polly b1882, James b1883, Harriett b1886, Thomas b1887 and Margaret b1889. He married his wife Clara Bennett in Nottingham in 1907 they lived at 5, Eagle Place, Alison Rise, Great Alfred St., Nottingham (CWGC). In the 1911 census he and his wife are living at 13 Ball Yard, Coalpit Lane, Nottingham, he is shown as being 27 yrs and a wood sawyer, his wife is 27 years born in Liverpool and is a lace finisher. In the same 1911 census his parents are living at 63 Union Road, Nottingham and are shown as Charles 63 yrs a lace maker and Mary Ann Alvey 63 yrs they state they have been married for 43 yrs and have had 12 children 2 of whom have died.
25 Jun 1918
641002 - CWGC Website
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Lance Corporal
11th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers
Lance Corporal James Alvey, served with the 11th Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers, he died of wounds in Italy on 25th June 1918. He is buried in Staglieno Cemetery, Genoa.
Nottingham Evening Post obituary (abridged) 1 July 1918: ALVEY, Lance Corporal James Alvey, husband of Clara Alvey, died of wounds June 25th after 13 years and 9 months faithful service. Wife Clara. Stretcher bearer, Northumberland Fusiliers. Son of Mary Ann and the late Charles Alvey. In memoriam published 1st July 1918 in the Nottingham Evening Post :- “ALVEY. – Lce-Corpl. James Alvey, dearly beloved husband of Clara Alvey, died of wounds, June 25th, after 13 years and 9 months' faithful service. I do miss him, oh, how sadly, bleeding hearts alone can tell; I have lost him, heaven has found him, Jesus doeth all things well. Duty nobly done. – From broken-hearted wife Clara. “ALVEY. – Died of wounds, June 25th, Lce-Corpl. James Alvey, Stretcher Bearer, Northumberland Fusiliers, the beloved son of Mary Ann and the late Charles Alvey. Sadly mourned. – From broken-hearted mother, Tom (in France). “ALVEY. – Died of wounds, June 25th, Lce-Corpl. Jim Alvey. Loved by all. – Sorrowing sister Polly, husband & children. “ALVEY. – Died of wounds, June 25th, Lce-Corpl. James Alvey, Stretcher bearer. A noble lie laid down. – From sister Harriett, husband, and Grace. “ALVEY. – Died of wounds, June 25th, Lce-Corpl. Jim Alvey. Duty nobly done. – Brother Arthur. “ALVEY. – Died of wounds, June 25th, Lce-Corpl. Jim Alvey, truest and dearest of brothers. – Sister Catherine Dexter, husband, family. “ALVEY. – Died of wounds, June 25th, Lce-Corpl. Jim Alvey. The great sacrifice. – Brother Bill, wife, and family. “ALVEY. – Died of wounds, June 25th, 1918, Lce-Corpl.James Alvey, Stretcher Bearer, Northumberland Fusiliers. Always happy and cheerful, with a heart that knew no fear, he stood to face life's battles for those he loved so dear. Gone, but not forgotten. – Brother Jack, wife Lucy, niece Grace. “ALVEY. --Died of Wounds, June 25th, Lce-Corpl. James Alvey, Northumberland Fusiliers. Supreme sacrifice. – Sister-in-law Jessie and Gertie, brother-in-law Herbert, and Fred and Will.” In memoriam published 22nd July 1919 in the Nottingham Evening Post :- “ALVEY. – In loving remembrance of my dear son, James Alvey, who died of wounds in Italy June 25th, 1918; also my dear son, Charles Alvey, who died suddenly July 22nd, 1918, the dearly-beloved sons of the late Charles and Mary Ann Alvey. We shall meet in the great beyond. – From broken-heartened mother. “ALVEY. – In loving memory of our brother Charlie, who died suddenly July 22nd, 1918. Sadly missed. – Billie and Harry.” Above are courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
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